Trapped in a violent feud with a cruel older bully and facing another bout of summer school, Jack's got all the problems he can handle. So when Jack's aunt falls ill and his runty younger cousin must stay with him for the weekend the last thing Jack wants to do is look after him. Unfortunately no one really cares what Jack wants.
[Karen is pushing Jack to talk to Ben]
Sorry, your mom went crazy.
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This film was supported by the Sundance Institute Feature Film Creative Producing Fellowship with additional support from the Sundance Institute Feature Film Program Fund See more »
Written by Alex Banks
Performed by Alex Banks
Published by Third Side America OBO Just Isn't Music LTD
Courtesy of Monkeytown Music See more »
Top Marks For Realism
In Short: This is a gritty portrayal of the life of the "kid no one likes". We all knew someone like that in school. Like it or not, this is what the youth of today are like. The backstabbing, the violence, the pure hatred of rivals. It's real.
To survive adolescence nowadays, in an environment similar to Jack's, it's akin to going to war everyday. The methods of the bully may have changed over time, but the point of the bully remains the same: to scare and intimidate the bullied into submission.
Two things you may LIKE about "King Jack":
+ The acting; not just with script delivery but expressive emotions; to make this story really work, an actor needs to expose a part of them they may not like; kudos to Charlie Plummer (Jack) and Danny Flaherty (Shane).
+ The script; written and directed by Felix Thompson; if you were a bully or the bullied, this will trigger something in you.
Two things you may NOT LIKE about "King Jack":
+ The script; (see above)
+ The violence and aggression; it may be a little overboard and hard to believe at times.
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